Episode 19: A Traveling I Will Go

Episode 19: A Traveling I Will Go

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Finished Objects

  1. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK-I’m this far.
  2. Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden. MadToshMerinoLight in StarGazer.  Finished.
  3. StashDash Total: 2,691 meters

WIPS

  1. Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander in Miss Babs Tarte in her Nasturtiums colorway
  2. A Nice Ribbed Sock by Glenna C in my Mirasol Yarn in the Khuska base in their “10” colorway.

Retail Therapy

  1. A little bit sheepish in Berlin MD
    1. Apple Tree Knits Socklove Gradient
  2. The Yarn Basket in Annapolis MD
  3. Neighborhood Fiber Co in Baltimore MD
    1. Studio Sock in Gwynn Oak
    2. Yipes Stripes Bundle in Studio Worsted (for either Yipes Stripes cowl by Ann Weaver. or Braid-o-rama by Ann Weaver)
    3. Shades of Fuschia bundle
    4. Cobblestone Sock in Remington

On Deck

  1. Cullum pattern by Isabel Kraemer
  2. A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andi Satterlund
  3. Kid scarves (suggestions welcome)
  4. Fingerless Mitts for kids and adults (suggestions welcome)
  5. Brickless by Martina Behm

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

Episode 18: Organizing is Nice (But Organizing Stash Is Downright Sexy)

Episode 18: Organizing is Nice (But Organizing Stash Is Downright Sexy)

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Another iCord headband by Rachel Bishop  in Cascade Ultra Pima cotton in the Spearmint Green colorway.
  2. StashDash Total: __ meters

WIPS

  1. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK-I’m this far.
  2. Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden. I’m using the MadToshMerinoLight in StarGazer. And this is where I’m at.
  3. Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander in Miss Babs Tarte in her Nasturtiums colorway
  4. A Nice Ribbed Sock by Glenna C in my Mirasol Yarn in the Khuska base in their “10” colorway.

Languish Anguish

  1. My Neville socks by Erica Lueder

Education/organization

Ravelry wiki help home page

Craftsy: not an affiliate

Recommended classes:

  1. Knit Like a Master with Ann Budd.  (her other Craftsy classes also ah-maz-ing)
  2. Previously raved about Sally Melville’s Craftsy class called Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know  (especially for seaming)

Not recommended!

  1. Magic Loop Knitting: Knit Faster in the Round with Kate Gilbert. 

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

Episode 17: I Bought More Yarn Than I Should Have

Episode 16

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Finished Objects

  1. iCord headband by Rachel Bishop  in Cascade Ultra Pima cotton in the aqua colorway.
  2. StashDash Total: 872.8 meters

WIPS

  1. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK-I’m this far.
  2. Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden. I’m using the MadToshMerinoLight in StarGazer. And this is where I’m at.
  3. Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander in Miss Babs Tarte in her Nasturtiums colorway

Disasters of Epic Proportion

  1. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson in Spun Right Round the Blender colorway.   Gauge gauge gauge gauge gauge gauge. Gah!

Retail Therapy

Blizzard Yarn and Fiber in Vancouver WA. I picked up In the Deep Hue Sea in their Caribbean base in the Beauty of the Night colorway

Coastal Yarns in Cannon Beach, OR. I picked up Blue Moon Fiber Arts in their Cloud Nine base in the Coastal Sunset Celebrations colorway and Adventures in Wool, LLC in their Jane base in the Caribbean colorway (not on rav)

Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno NV. I picked up some Lorna’s Laces, a Mrs. Crosby and Dream in Color Smooshy.

(Note: There may not be pics on my rav stash links above for a few days after the episode. I need to be home while it’s sunlighty :))

 

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

Episode 16: The Feeling of Fiber Through Your Fingers

Episode 16

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Finished Objects

  1. Froggy Kerchief crocheted from a pattern called C’s Kerchief by Kathy North in Cascade Ultra Pima cotton in the Spearmint colorway. And it’s my first completed class project for the Harry Potter House Cup ravelry group.
  2. StashDash Total: 859.6 meters

WIPS

  1. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK-I’m this far.
  2. Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden. I’m using the MadToshMerinoLight in StarGazer. And this is where I’m at.
  3. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson in Spun Right Round the Blender colorway.   I’ve gotten this far
    1. Tangent: Enchanted April–a 1991 film which is based off of a book by Elizabeth von Arnim

 

On Deck

  1. F Bomb by Jennifer Spock-Rank. Can anyone say Christmas pressies?
  2. Some sort of toy?
  3. A fancier sock. Not sure what I’m in the mood for yet.
  4. First holiday cast on will likely be Hitchhiker by Martina Behm or a Weigh it Shawl by Susan B Anderson, depending on the weight of yarn I choose.

Retail Therapy

TeenyButton Studio – Tough Sock (80% BFL/20% Nylon) in 3 a.m. Bourbon Street and Veratiserum

Signature Needles DPNs in US 1

New Things

100 days of walking–61 days in!

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

Episode 15: Meterage doesn’t have to be scary

Episode 15

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Finished Objects

  1. Lace Head Kerchief by Lucy H Lee worked on US 7s in Cascade Ultra Pima in Turquoise. All done.
  2. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien in Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat: Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpiller. I’m participating in TeaKnits Podcast’s Ambah O’Brien KAL.
  3. StashDash Total: 805 meters

WIPS

  1. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK--no status pic because I frogged and started over 😦
  2. Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden. It’s happened you guys! I finally cast this bad boy on. I’m using the MadToshMerinoLight in StarGazer. And this is where I’m at.
  3. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson in Spun Right Round the Blender colorway. Using a Fish Lips Kiss heel. Correct: knitfreedom tutorial for the magic loop method! 
  4. Classic Granny Square Blanket by Kelly McClure.

Languish Anguish

Antarktis by Woolenberry in Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat colorway Cherry Tart.

On Deck

  1. F Bomb by Jennifer Spock-Rank. Can anyone say Christmas pressies?
  2. Some sort of toy?
  3. Harry Potter House Cup?

New Things

100 days of walking–35 days in!
Yoga with Adrienne

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

Summer discombobulation and opportunities

Episode 14: Where oh where has my knitting mojo gone?

Episode 14

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Finished Objects

  1. Nothin’

WIPS

  1. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien in Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat: Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpiller. I’m participating in TeaKnits Podcast’s Ambah O’Brien KAL. Here’s where I’m at.
  2. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK 
  3. Lace Head Kerchief by Lucy H Lee worked on US 7s in Cascade Ultra Pima in Turquoise. Not too far into it yet.
  4. Classic Granny Square Blanket by Kelly McClure. I’m using 5 shades of cascade 200 superwash as my colors (seafoam heather,  spring bud, emerald city,  magenta and amethyst. I think it’s working up super cute.
  5. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson, which I frogged. I used a knitpurlhunter tutorial and this video by Very Pink Knits.  This is actually a series that and I skipped several of these which were more about how to knit socks and less something weird you have to do for magic loop.

Disaster of Epic Proportion

Coasters pattern by Berroco using Noro Kureopatora in colorway 1021

On Deck

  1. On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio. Be careful to watch the sizing.
  2. F Bomb by Jennifer Spock-Rank. Can anyone say Christmas pressies?

Retail Therapy

  1. Lemonade Shop in Witch Please (mint, purple, grey and white with speckles) and Sweater Weather (orange yeloow pink and then a bunch of smaller blue and grey and others) in the basic sock yarn which is a 75/25 merino/nylon blend. I

New Things

100 days of walking–17 days in!

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

Stash!!! And are you participating in the StashDash by the KnitGirllls

Episode 13: Help a sister out

Episode 13

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Finished Objects

  1. Smooth Operator Socks in Frabjous Fibers Queen of hearts in So Bright and Sticky. and Heels and toes with Heritage sock in Anis

WIPS

  1. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien in Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat: Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpiller
  2. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund
    1. Ella Ray DK from my frogged Guernsey Wrap.

On Deck

  1. More socks–Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean colorway from Gnomeacres i
  2. A blanket. Mason-Dixon modern Log Cabin? Or something crocheted?
  3. Coasters pattern by Berroco using Noro Kureopatora in colorway 1021.
  4. Do-rag?

Retail Therapy

  1. Some of complimentary contrast heel and toe yarn from Heritage Paints. Iris, Cotton Candy and grey
  2. Manos del Uruguay Fino (light fingering 70/30 merino/silk) in Corsage
  3. Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (DK same 70/30 merino/silk blend) in Mermaid (greens, yellows, greys and purples) and Abalone  (creams, greys, greens and purples) probably destined to be ZigZack scarf by Christie Kamm

Languish AnguishIMG_0065.JPGIMG_0065.JPG

Wingspan–gone baby, gone. The Leftie by Martina Behm for that yarn at some point

New Things

100 days of walking

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

Help a sister out?

 

Peace out:

 

That’s it for me. I hope you have enjoyed the show. I hope you have an absolutely fantastic week and that life is good to you and you are good to yourselves and that your knitting makes you happy.

 

Episode 12: Caterpillar Girl

Episode 12

  1. Welcome: Please find my latest episode hereAlso, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Sockhead Slouchy Hat by Kelly McClure. Turned out cute
  2. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund. Amazing.

WIPS

  1. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien in Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat
    1. Springy and humming along.
    2. Frabjous Fibers: Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpillar.
  2. Smooth Operator take (2) or (3)? In Frabjous Fibers Queen of hearts in So Bright and Sticky. 80/10/10 and Heels and toes with Heritage sock in Anis 75/25.
    1. inch or so away from toe.
  3. No progress on Fruit Loop sock this week or Yarnia

Retail Therapy

Beach Street Knitting Society series and Stitch N Bitch Nation for my birthday. I’d love some good recs for some pattern books and other staples. Half.com is your friend people.

Also yarny goodness. Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpillar (inspired my title toady and Caterpillar Girl is a very fun song from The Cure from way, way, way back when :))

Languish Anguish

Simply Familiar by Francoise Danoy using a cheshire cat multipack in reds.

Rants and Raves

Rant–Travel. Noisy hotels. And how is it possible it’s April 15? And I’ve had to mow TWICE!!!!!

Rave-No travel for awhile now until at least July, maybe August!!!  Good friends and celebrations

Deep Thoughts

Circles of women friends and other friends

 

Episode 11: So Sticky Sweet and a Doggy Saga

Episode 11: So Sticky Sweet and a Doggy Saga

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Finished Objects

Nothing to see here folks, move along.

WIPS

  1. Fruit Loop sock by Kristi Geraci–One sock is done
  2. Sockhead Slouchy Hat by Kelly McClure–I almost rushed to finish it today
  3. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund–So, i’m done with the bodice
  4. Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson. New cast on in Frabjous Fibers Queen of hearts in the So Bright and Sticky colorway with heels and toes in Heritage sock in Anis colorway.  It is working up so beautifully
  5. Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. This was my frog using Cascade Heritage Paint Sock base in colorway Koi Pond.

On Deck

More socks?

Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist

Do rags

Claudja by Cirilia Rose

Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden (maybe in Madeline Tosh Light in Stargazing)

Spring shawl? Maybe Albuquerque Nights by Casapinka? Or Miss Babs Keira Smurf and Turf, or really anything I picked up in Denver last month.

 

Languish Anguish

Simply Familiar by Francoise Danoy using a cheshire cat multipack in reds.

Rants and Raves

Rant: Travel and estimates

Rave–Friends who really get you!

Deep Thoughts

To dog or not to dog

 

Episode 10: I’m a Knitting Goddess, At Least for Today

Episode 10: I’m a Knitting Goddess, At Least for Today

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Finished Objects

  1. A nice ribbed sock by Glenna C.

WIPS

  1. Yarnia RPG MKAL
  2. Sockhead Slouchy Hat by Kelly McClure
  3. Fruit Loop sock by Kristi Geraci
  4. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund.
    1. Yarn Harlot: How to fix your cables wonderful blog post

On Deck

More socks?

Jimmies by Amy Miller

OMG Heel by Megan Williams

Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist

Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden

Do rags

Claudja by Cirilia Rose

Kri-Kerchief by Greenkri

Rants and Raves

Rant: Shorthanded at work.

Rave–Landscaping!

Deep Thoughts

Fundamental Fairness and Attitude Adjustments